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Ongoing support for Pacific regional fishery organisations
by Ministry of Fisheries, Tonga (Government)
Tonga will participate in and provide ongoing support for programs and activities of regional fishery organisations pursuant to target 14.c, specifically the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), the Pacific Community (SPC), and the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC). This includes support for the Future of Fisheries Roadmap; and the Noumea Strategy: A new song for coastal fisheries pathways to change; as well as a commitment to implement the WCPFCs Conservation and Management Measures (CMMs).
Progress reports
Enhance the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by implementing international law as reflected in UNCLOS, which provides the legal framework for the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources, as recalled in paragraph 158 of The Future We Want
Type of commitment
  • Activities to raise awareness of the comprehensive legal and policy framework for the sustainable development of oceans and seas, in particular UNCLOS, its Implementing Agreements and other relevant ocean-related instruments and promote their effective im
  • Ratification, accession and acceptance of UNCLOS, its Implementing Agreements and other relevant ocean-related instruments
  • Activities to develop the capacity of States towards broader participation in and effective implementation of UNCLOS and its implementing Agreements
  • Strengthening ocean governance, for example through the development of a national ocean policy or regional ocean policy
  • Development of necessary infrastructure and/or enforcement capabilities to comply with international law, as reflected in UNCLOS and as complemented by other ocean-related instruments
July 2017
Part 1 and Part 2 Tuna reporting to WCPFC on an annual basis
June 2018
Revised Tonga Tuna management plan
In-kind contribution
From national government and private sector
Staff / Technical expertise
Technical expertise from intergovernmental organisations
Basic information
Time-frame: open ended - open ended
Tonga Ministry of Fisheries (government) Forum Fisheries Agency (Intergovernmental organisation) Secretariat to the Pacific Community (Intergovernmental organisation) Western Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (Intergovernmental organisation) Tonga Fisheries Council (Other relevant actor)
Ocean Basins
  • North Pacific
  • South Pacific
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Pacific Island Countries and Territories.
Contact information
Tu'ikolongahau Halafihi, Chief Executive Officer, supi64t@gmail.com, +676 21 399
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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